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El Escudo del Quijote

Cali, Colombia
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Ranked #96 of 252 Restaurants in Cali
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Colombian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Warsaw, Indiana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

This is a place that keeps getting better. People say it's overpriced but you get what you pay for and more. The owner and Chef is at your table side offering the newest plates and the menu keeps reinventing itself. Pork, fish, octopus, beef you name it. The best quality and freshness. Highly recommended.

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Miami Beach, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This restaurant does not fall short if compared to the most recognized spots worldwide. I eat out quite a bit w/ my wife, internationally, and I think I am a pretty good judge. El Escudo offer genuine cuisine with fresh ingredients and out of the ordinary menu. I highly recommend it.

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Bogota, Colombia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Cali has a very interesting growing restaurant offer. Local cuisine is worth to try. This place has nothing special to offer. Food was poorly prepared, the carpaccio had potatoes chips out of the package on top! I mean... A little respect. Risotto was so salty that it was impossible to know what was made of. The ambiance is boring, there... More 

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Warsaw, Indiana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

There is no other way to put it. This classy mixture of Mediterranean and Colombian cuisine is close to perfect. The service and atmosphere are great. It has a bar with live music and the food is just exquisite. I recommend the peppered tuna and the chontaduro filled ravioli. Some say its pricey, I say you pay for what you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

As a caleño that eats out 3 or 4 times a weak and has eaten at restaurants all over the world, I would rate El Escudo del Quijote with Platillos Voladores, Trattoria Italia and El Falso Olivo as the best

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Nice restaurant! The food is mostly fussion, with strong local flavours. The main dishes and dessert were really delicious. It also has a good wine menu. The decoration is based on the book Don Quijote de la Mancha, which has the walls filled with paintings and wood sculptures. Recomended for locals and tourists.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The food is terrible. It is a mixture of everything. It made me sick. The dishes are over elaborated and with more than double of the ingredients needed. Bad choice. Never again. My stomach is paying the concecuences of my poor restaurant choice last night.

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Cali, Colombia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

It is a pleasure to eat hear as the food is original and well prepared. In a party of 9 with 18 dishes al were good and interesting.

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Vero Beach, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Location, decor, staff were all good. The menu is not inexpensive and portions were small. The dishes we sampled were all excellent.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

magnificent, very varied "tapas", and wonderful way of handling fish. They are always trying out new things, so it's a "must return" place

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Address: Cali, Colombia
Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Valle del Cauca Department  >  Cali
Cuisine: Colombian

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